Developed in partnership between Oxford City Council and Pivot Power, Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub opened on Tuesday in Oxford and counts on superchargers from Tesla, Fastned, and the Spanish company Wenea.
The 10 MW of capacity site will be powered entirely by renewable energy and can scale up with EV adoption to provide charging for 400 vehicles helping to support the estimated 36 million EVs expected on UK roads by 2040.
The site currently offers fast to ultra-rapid charging for 42 cars at once at Oxford’s Redbridge Park and Ride featuring 10 Fastned charging bays (up to 300kW), 12 Tesla Superchargers (up to 250kW), and 20 Wenea charging bays (7-22kW).
“The project is part of a nationwide network of Energy Superhubs developed by Pivot Power, which combines transmission-connected batteries and power infrastructure for EV charging to enable more renewables and accelerate the decarbonisation of transport”, Energy Superhub of Oxford said.
Trudy Harrison MP, Transport Decarbonisation Minister, said: “Electric vehicles form a key part of our strategy to decarbonise transport, so I’m pleased to see Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub opening in Oxford. Both the Government and industry, working together, are investing billions in projects like this to help provide the infrastructure to support the UK’s electric revolution and soaring EV sales. This in turn will help us decarbonise transport, create high-skilled jobs, and provide cleaner air across the UK.”
Fastned has initially installed ten charging bays at the Superhub with 300 kW of power available, capable of adding 300 miles of range in just 20 minutes for hundreds of EVs per day while Wenea deployed twenty 7-22 kW and Tesla twelve 250 kW Superchargers for Tesla owners.